Fairhope Film Festival Nov. 8-11 at six downtown venues

Fairhope Film Festival Nov. 8-11 at six downtown venues

Organizers promise four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout the city during the 6th Annual Fairhope Film Festival, scheduled Nov. 8-11. The five festival venues are all located within walking distance of each other in the famous, flower-filled downtown area.
The venues include The Book Cellar; 32 S Section St.; Coastal Alabama Community College Centennial Hall, 450 Fairhope Ave.; Fairhope Film Festival Office. 122 Fairhope Ave.; Coastal Amphitheater at Coastal Alabama Community College, School Street near corner of Morphy Ave.; Fairhope Public Library Giddens Center, 501 Fairhope Ave..
The fest is a film lover’s film festival held each year on the second weekend in November, offering participants the opportunity to see world-class award winning films in a unique, picturesque location over a four-day period.
The focus is on national and international film festival competition finalists of the past year: the “best of the best” in cinema arts. Notable foreign and feature films, documentaries and shorts—many that never made it to the big box theaters or were only there briefly–will be selected for appreciative audiences.
Although the festival will pull out all the stops, Southern-style, to host opening and closing events and parties, the emphasis will be on the art of filmmaking and the experience of seeing exceptional films. Directors, actors and screenwriters will participate in the screenings both in person and via live electronic transmission.
The Fairhope Film Festival focus is on national and international film festival competition finalists of the past year. Notable foreign and feature films, documentaries and shorts will be included. And the fest will open and close with parties.
Directors, actors and screenwriters will participate in the screenings both in person and via live electronic transmission.
Tickets are $15 each. Please bring cash or a check made out to Fairhope Film Festival. The box office is located at 20 N. Section St. For more information visit fairhopefilmfestival.org or call 251-990-7957.
Pictured: The festival’s opening night film will roll at 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Coastal Alabama Community College: Centennial Hall. In the film, the leader of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba. Join the band as they travel post-embargo Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to the New Orleans jazz. Encounters with some of Cubas’ most iconic musicians leads to spontaneous and soulful collaborations. A Tuba to Cuba celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through universal language of music and challenges us to dig deeper; to find that common ground we all have inside us, and there, resolve to build bridges, not walls.

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